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    I'm trying to decide my next breed. Lacey is eight months now and I'll be looking to get another pup when she's about one and a half. I'll be purchasing with hope to show. I was thinking about a Papillon but I just think they are too small and fragile around a young Great Dane.

    I'm hoping for a smaller breed, with maybe a bit of coat but nothing that requires frequent grooming. I'm looking for somehow with a bit more drive and energy than a Dane but not a high energy breed. It's got to be sturdier, not fragile. I'm open to a terrier breed but as we have cats it can't be a breed that will have the instinct to chase and harass. I would like a Lab or a Golden but I'd like something smaller, but I'm not against something around that size.

    I would really love a Sheltie but I'm not sure about that coat, it's a lot of grooming and with the ticks it's a bit much.

    I'm not really sure, I'm just spitballing ideas here but I wondered if anyone has any suggestions.

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    English Springer or Cocker Spaniel?

    Brittany Spaniel?

    Toller (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)?

    Other than showing what kind of work do you want to do with it?

    As long as you teach the pup not to chase the cats you should be fine, but I think those three breeds would be less likely to chase the family cats than a terrier maybe?

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    I don't think papillons are that fragile. They are very fast and very agile, ie easily able to turn a GD in knots. I worry about my ACDx playing with GDs because she can turn much tighter circles than they can. She nearly herded a lab into fence today. She peels off and leaves the other dog to crash.

    I'm thinking a Dalmatian or one of the hounds eg Visla or (English) Pointer or German Short Haired Pointer might be the right dog. Or even a greyhound (although they can be couch potatos). I wouldn't recommend a Weimerana - they can be a bit prone to picking fights.

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    tbh I'm actually thinking preferably smaller than those breeds. I'm wanting something with a bit more drive than a Dane but not crazy energetic. A cattle type is too energetic.

    I'd be doing agility, taking her to training etc. I wouldn't really be doing obedience trails or anything like that, I'd sort of be doing the same thing that I do with Lacey, just adding showing into the mix. I would say that I want something intelligent, but I know from experience with Lacey that you can't really put a label on a breeds intelligence, people think Great Danes are stupid but Lacey can learn a whole new trick and be consistent with it in one session, so thats not really a 'requirement' as such.

    However, I want something that is eager to please. With Lacey you really have to keep switching it up to keep her interested enough not to walk off and sleep. I'd like something a bit more drivey and an all round faster dog. Lacey's a quick learner but shes just not physically up for some of the stuff I'd like her to do. I'd like something more athletic.

    *sigh* even though I would like a bit of fluff, I'm really too lazy when it comes to grooming for the amount of grooming on a spaniel or even a Toller. With a toy it'd be easier because one, smaller dog, less hair, and two, up on the couch at night, its not that much of a big deal. So if its to be a larger dog, around Lab size, its have to be a shorthaired breed.

    Lol, i'm not sure if I'm even making any sense.

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    Hmm, short coat, eager to please and laid back - not too energetic.

    Having trouble thinking of a dog like that. All the eager to please ones are also crazy energetic.

    Whippet? They've only got three sprints in them and they're happy to be couch potatos after that.

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    Umm... Recheck the info you have on tollers lol....

    The medium-length coat of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair.
    What you're describing is exactly what I'm looking for in my next dog. The Toller is the only one that I've found that fits in with all. Mind you, I was hoping for short coat, but a brush a couple of times a week isn't hard at all!
    Last edited by AngelanBatty; 06-06-2011 at 10:56 PM. Reason: ETA

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    yeah but tollers (and spaniels) have more than enough coat to make ticks hard to find.

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    Iggy?

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    Even the right Beagle? hard work, but fits all other categories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittany View Post
    Hi all

    ...I was thinking about a Papillon but I just think they are too small and fragile around a young Great Dane.....
    at a dog park I sometimes go to, there is a couple that go there that have two dogs, a great dane who I think was on the younger side, yet full grown, and an older chihauha, I know it sounds cliche but it's true, and they didn't have any problems with it.

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